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French regulator lists concerns at new-year press meeting
Friday, February 03, 2017 by Pierre-Franck Chevet, Chairman of France’s Autorite de Surete Nucleaire (ASN - Nuclear Safety Authority) gave an overview of the issues facing ASN and the strategic priorities for...

IAEA recommends improvement to South Africa’s regulatory system
Tuesday, December 20, 2016 by Following an 11-day mission to South Africa, an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) team said on 15 December that South Africa has...

IAEA assesses Italy’s regulatory system
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 by An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) team said Italy is committed to effective nuclear regulatory oversight, but faces...

French regulator conditionally approves restart of reactors
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 by France’s nuclear regulator, Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN), has approved the conditional restart of 10 reactors that were closed for safety checks by ASN and its technical...

UK regulators may delay GDA target date for AP1000
Thursday, December 01, 2016 by The UK Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) expects to complete the Generic Design Assessment (GDA) process for Hitachi-GE's UK Advanced Boiling Water Reactor (UK ABWR) in December 2017...

Japan’s NRA finds no weaknesses in JCFC steel
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 by Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) has said that it is “unlikely” that equipment forged at the Japan Casting and Forging Corporation (JCFC) and in use at Japan’s NPPs...

Japan’s regulator approves more restarts
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 by Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) approved a preliminary report on 9 November that says units 3 and 4 at Kyushu Electric Power Co’s Genkai NPP meet post-Fukushima safety rules...

Japanese utilities deny problems with steel forgings
Wednesday, November 09, 2016 by Eleven Japanese nuclear operators, including the Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) and Kansai Electric Power Company (Kepco), have notified the Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA)...

China to submit Hualong One for UK approval
Tuesday, October 04, 2016 by China is to submit its domestically designed Hualong One nuclear reactor to UK regulators for a generic design assessment (GDA). China General Nuclear Power Corp (CGN) will send...

Challenges for Swedish regulator
Friday, September 23, 2016 by The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (Stralsakerhetsmyndig – SSM) may face challenges as a result of falling electricity prices and a change in Sweden’s energy policy aimed...

Progress on climate agreement
Friday, September 23, 2016 by The Paris Climate Change Agreement achieved the first step required for it to enter into force on 21 September after 31 governments submitted their instruments of...

Estonia needs more radiation and safety expertise
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 by An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) team, said Estonia’s regulatory body for nuclear and radiation safety is “experienced...

IAEA team assesses China’s regulatory system
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 by An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) team, said on 8 September that China’s regulatory framework for nuclear and radiation safety...

Canada and China boost regulatory co-operation
Wednesday, September 07, 2016 by Canada’s Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) and China's National Nuclear Safety Administration (NNSA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on co-operation and exchange of...

IAEA mission assesses Kenya’s regulatory system
Friday, July 22, 2016 by Following a 10-day mission to Kenya, an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) team said on 20 July that ensuring the effective...

EU investigates Areva restructuring
Thursday, July 21, 2016 by European Union (EU) anti-trust regulators on 20 July launched an investigation into the restructuring of the French state-owned nuclear engineering company Areva. The investigation...

UK regulators report on reactor design assessments
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 by The UK Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) said, in its latest quarterly GDA report, that there has been progress during the last quarter on the generic design assessment (GDA) for...

French regulator advises UK on Areva NPP components
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 by French nuclear regulator Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN) has advised the UK Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) that paperwork related to the manufacture of components for use in...

Production monitoring anomalies fund at Areva’s Le Creusot plant
Thursday, May 05, 2016 by An audit of Areva’s Le Creusot plant in France, where equipment is manufactured for the European pressurised water reactor (EPR) has revealed production monitoring "anomalies", the...

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